IT’S PERSONAL (0:23)
Artists & Treps thrive on feedback! And when you open your world to your fans, followers and customers, and invite them to review and critique your work, you’re opening yourself up to growth. They become your partners, your allies, your PR firm, your devoted evangelists, and your bread & butter. Being part of a tribe is in our DNA. Whether it’s the girl scouts, a rock band, your loyal fans, or steady clients, being part of something important is good for the soul. And once you have established a “personal” connection with your tribe, it becomes a very powerful relationship—one of trust, prosperity and growth. And once your tribe finally begins to trust you (and your work), their comments, their sharing, their patronage and their applause become the very reason you do what you do.
|Posted By Vernon|
| trust |
Part of the reason I made my last comment was because of the Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer that I happened to watch last night. She makes a similar point as your blog and I was impacted by both your blog and her talk. I don't want to presume that you haven't seen this, but just in case the link: Thanks http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking
|Posted By Vernon|
| Surround yourself with good people |
Mike, Your blogs are nice because you don't place yourself above us even though you are on another level than most of us and especially me. I feel like I have an opportunity to talk to a really good person when I read and comment. One thing that has worked for me over the years is to surround myself with people that are good at what they do and better than me, so I can learn from them be a part of their successes (or at least feel like I am). Thanks for providing this opportunity for us.
Thank you Vernon, I really appreciate that. —Michael
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| It's Personal |
Great Michael. Perfect !!!
|Posted By Rachel|
| I love people |
Hi Michael:-) Finding the balance between isolation for creation and deeply loving people...When people tell me they listen to my music and they are so thankful for it, that really moves me and motivates me to create music. So then I find myself back at the piano, guitar, playing... Thanks for this today Michael!! Have a super day:-) Rachel
|Posted By You know me|
| courage to express |
Michael I’m a long time reader of your blogs and you know who I am. I have reached a high level of success as a singer/songwriter, and it’s only the support of my fans that put me there. And I’d really love to “go public” and “chat” with them, and participate on social media, so they know who I’m writing my songs for. But, I have this old school thinking that says I should always remain above the frey. To remain fixed on some imaginary plateau, out of reach to the public, like Dre, or Cube or Dylan. Is that my ego talking or is that just an old tape that keeps playing in my head? I’m a successful vet trying hard to let go of the past and embrace the “new world.” It’s not easy.
|Posted By Beth Marcus|
| it's Personal |
The success of Facebook is only one example of how important to a human being it is to have a “friend.” Some say that technology has depersonalized relationships. But I have found that I can connect so much more "personally" now with musicians, bloggers, artists, entrepreneurs, etc. and I expect them to connect back with me. I find it a much more “personal” world.